Geographical Distribution Requirement

Students in the Class of 2023 must take two courses focused on the histories of Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. They may overlap with courses taken to satisfy the thematic distribution requirements.

NOTE: bolded courses with an asterisk * will be offered in Fall 2021

  • * HIS 201: A History of the World
  • * EAS 206 / HIS 206 / MED 206: Medieval Asian Worlds: Korea, Japan, China, Inner and South Asia
  • HIS 207: History of East Asia to 1800
  • HIS 208: East Asia Since 1800
  • EAS 218 / HIS 209: Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization: A History of Japan until 1600
  • HIS 210: The World of Late Antiquity
  • AAS 313 / HIS 213: Modern Caribbean History
  • NES 390 / HIS 221: Medieval Cairo: A Survival Guide
  • NES 201 / HIS 223: Introduction to the Middle East
  • NES 226 / HIS 226: History of the Post WWII Middle East: Decolonization, Cold War and Crisis of Modernization
  • HIS 241: Faith and Power in the Indian Ocean Arena
  • NES 350 / HIS 245: The Islamic World From its Emergence to the Beginnings of Westernization
  • HIS 250: The Mother and Father Continent: A Global History of Africa
  • * NES 369 / HIS 251: The World of the Cairo Geniza
  • HIS 267: The Modern Middle East
  • EAS 280 / HIS 279: Nomadic Empires: From the Scythian Confederation to the Mongol Conquest
  • HIS 282: A Documents-Based Approach to Asian History
  • NES 316 / HIS 299: Muslims, Jews, and Christians in North Africa: Interactions, Conflicts and Memory
  • * HIS 303: Colonial Latin America to 1810
  • HIS 304: Modern Latin America Since 1810
  • LAS 302 / HIS 305: Latin America in Modern World History: Global and Transnational Perspectives, 1800 to the Present
  • HIS 307: The Mongols in the Middle East
  • * EAS 409 / HIS 309: The Warrior Culture of Japan
  • * LAS 312 / HIS 313: Revolution in Twentieth-Century Latin America
  • HIS 314: Precolonial Africa
  • HIS 315: Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
  • HIS 316: South African History, 1497 to the Present
  • HIS 317: The Making of Modern India and Pakistan
  • EAS 321 / HIS 321: Early Modern Japan
  • HIS 322: 20th-Century Japan
  • HIS 324: Early Modern China
  • HIS 325: China, 1850 to the Present
  • HIS 330: The Muslim Mediterranean
  • REL 378 / HIS 331: Religion, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Latin America
  • HIS 332: India before Europe: Politics, Religion, and Culture in South Asia, 1000-1857 A.D.
  • HIS 333: Modern Brazilian History
  • * HUM 335 / EAS 376 / HIS 334: A Global History of Monsters
  • EAS 317 / HIS 335: The Warrior Culture of Japan
  • NES 437 / HIS 337: The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1800
  • NES 392 / HIS 338: Clash of Civilizations?
  • HIS 342: Southeast Asia’s Global History
  • HIS 345: The Crusades
  • NES 338 / HIS 349: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • ART 361 / HIS 355: The Art and Archaeology of Plague
  • JDS 355 / HIS 356: Between Swords and Stones: Jerusalem, a History
  • HIS 408: Selected Topics in 20th-Century Latin America
  • NES 394 / HIS 409: Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, and Islam: North Africa (1830-2019)
  • HIS 410: Culture and Revolution in the Modern Middle East
  • HIS 411 World After Empire
  • HIS 416 : Resistance and Reform: Islam and Colonialism in Modern South Asia
  • HIS 417: Gandhi: The Making of the Mahatma
  • HIS 419: Topics in the History of Modern Syria
  • HIS 420: Desi Girl, Mother India: Gender, Sexuality, and History in Hindi Cinema
  • HIS 422: Hindu, Muslim, Untouchable: Society and Politics in Pre-Modern South Asia, c. 1100-1800
  • * HIS 423: The History of Christianity in Africa: From St. Mark to Desmond Tutu
  • HIS 428: Empire and Catastrophe
  • HIS 432: Environment and War
  • * NES 433 / HIS 433: Imperialism and Reform in the Middle East and the Balkans
  • HIS 436: Working Class Lives on the Indian Subcontinent
  • HIS 437: Law After Rome
  • HIS 438: History of Palestine / Israel
  • * HIS 439: China’s Frontiers
  • HIS 443: Black Worldmaking: Freedom Movements Then and Now
  • * HIS 454 / SAS 454: Afghanistan in World History: Between and Beyond Empires
  • NES 395 / HIS 457: Human Trafficking and Its Demise: African and European Slaves in Modern Islam (16th - 21st c.)
  • * HIS 472: Medicine and Society in China: Past and Present
  • HIS 473: White Hunters, Black Poachers: Africa and the Science of Conservation
  • * HIS 484: Borderlands, Border Lives
  • HIS 492: Utopias of Yesteryear: Socialist Experiments in Africa